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On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality, Bk. 1)
On a Pale Horse - Incarnations of Immortality, Bk. 1
Author: Piers Anthony
When Zane shot Death, he learned, too late, that he would have to assume his place, speeding over the world riding his pale horse, and ending the lives of others. Sooner than he would have thought possible, Zane found himself being drawn to Satan's plot. Already the Prince of Evil was forging a trap in which Zane must act to destroy Luna, the wo...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780345338587
ISBN-10: 0345338588
Publication Date: 9/12/1986
Pages: 336
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4.1 stars, based on 318 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality, Bk. 1) on
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An interesting read. I enjoyed the idea of mythological forces personified by average human individuals, with average sorts of problems. Death is every person's right! I hope he doesn't go on strike when it's my turn to take the plunge.
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For some reason after I first bought this book, it took me almost two years to read it. I read the back cover and I thought it just sounded... weird. Then I finally read it and realized what a dope I was. Although Anthony's writing isn't the greatest out there, this is a fabulous story with interesting ideas. The rest of the series is good, too, but this one is the most surprising and still my favorite.
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I had forgotten how incredible this book is! I began reading it as soon as I opened the package and I couldn't put it down. Now I'm searching for the sequels-- it's a mesmerizing story.

A man kills death then must assume Death's duties while fighting Satan for the woman he loves. You can't get much more interesting than that! There's not any language or "satantic" scenes. Definitely appropriate for high schoolers.
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Fabulous book about humans becoming incarnations for a term of office. It makes you tink about Death in a new way, and to understand how people have to do some things that they might not like to do.
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Normally I stay from Piers Anthony novels because I despise his Xanth series of books, but a friend recommended it and I gave it a try. This is perhaps one of the best fantasy novels I have ever read. Anthony creates a believable world in which magic and technology co-exist, and the incarnations of Death, Time, Fate, Nature, War, God, and Satan are actually positions which are held by former mortals.

Though the book is fantasy, Anthony weaves his thoughts on life, death, and dying into the story without it seeming obvious (like other authors *cough* Orson Scott Card *cough*).

I recommend this to anyone with even a slight interest in fantasy. I can't read to read the other six books on this series.
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reviewed On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality, Bk. 1) on
I found the perspective of the reality the book was written very intriguing. I would recommend this book to any true fantasy fans.
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Wonderfully vivid book. Gives a new spin on things!
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A great book. This book is a very interesting view of death and how the world may work behind the scenes. Great characters and it will make you think as well. Great start to a great series.

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